The Question: In 1983, which US president signed the bill that created a federal holiday to honor King?
A George H.W. Bush
B Bill Clinton
C Ronald Reagan
The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. In the United States, the only other individuals honored with federal holidays are George Washington and Christopher Columbus.
The correct answer is Ronald Reagan.